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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)


With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree from the University of Newcastle have a distinct advantage.

Graduating with Honours is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD.

This degree within the Faculty of Health and Medicine provides an embedded Honours stream of study. If you achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 or more throughout the degree (years one, two and three), you may elect to undertake a research project. If your research project outcomes meet a sufficient standard, your degree may be awarded with Honours.

Calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA).

Your Honours year will involve undertaking an individual supervised research project, incorporating self-directed learning, with assistance from your supervisor.

To successfully complete this course, you will need to:

  • develop a relevant research question with direction from your supervisor
  • critically evaluate it using appropriate research strategies
  • collect analyse and interpret data
  • demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills including the presentation of a research report.

Students who have completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree and who have not undertaken an embedded Honours stream of study but have met the required standard are able to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours).

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